League Two: Yeovil drop out of the Football League after collapse at Northampton
The Glovers looked on course to boost their survival bid after goals from Tristan Abrahams and Jake Gray in the opening 24 minutes put them in control.
However, Omar Sowunmi headed into his own net four minutes after half-time and Daniel Powell pulled the Cobblers level six minutes later.
Notts County started the day behind Yeovil but gave themselves a huge lifeline with a 2-1 win at home to Grimsby – a Craig Mackail-Smith effort and a Harry Clifton own goal earning them the three points.
However, the Magpies remain two points adrift of 22nd-placed Macclesfield, who moved a step closer to preserving their English Football League status thanks to a 66th-minute David Fitzpatrick goal in a 1-0 win at Port Vale that relegated the Glovers, who are now helplessly four points from safety with a single fixture left to play.
Forest Green were on their way to gaining ground in the race for automatic promotion until a late collapse in their match at Crewe.
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Rovers led 3-2 with three minutes remaining but conceded twice before the final whistle to lose 4-3, meaning they will now likely have to settle for a play-off berth.
The result was a let-off for Mansfield and MK Dons, who both suffered defeats – the Dons losing 2-0 at Colchester and the Stags beaten 2-1 at home by Stevenage.
Tranmere’s home clash with Bury was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch and will now be played on Tuesday. A win for the Shakers will secure their promotion to League One.
Colchester’s victory keeps the Essex side in the chase for a play-off berth currently occupied by seventh-placed Exeter, who still hold a two-point advantage over the chasing pack thanks to a 1-0 win against Oldham.
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Carlisle, Stevenage and Newport are all level on points with the U’s in a congested race for the end-of-season knockout.
The Cumbrians were 4-2 winners against Crawley, while Newport beat champions Lincoln 1-0 and have a game in hand over the four teams above them.
Elsewhere, Morecambe were 2-1 winners at Cambridge and Cheltenham beat Swindon 3-2.
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